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Sports Facilities Operations Internship - Fall 2018


Disney Professional Internships
ESPN Wide World of Sports Facilities Operations Internship - Fall 2018
“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!
We Are…
The event operations, logistics, and changeover team collectively known as Sports Facilities Operations. We are responsible for managing all sports events that take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. Event Operations acts as a communication conduit between the client and operating partners, and onsite event execution and service are their primary function. The Logistics team provides all the purchasing, warehousing, maintenance, and inventory management for the equipment and day-to-day Sports complex operations. The Changeover team is responsible for the set and strike of all events, sports, and activities held at ESPN Wide World of Sports.
ResponsibilitiesMake an impact by…

  • Participating in the day-to-day operations of ESPN Wide World of Sports complex and providing the highest quality of Guest service
  • Collaborating with partners and clients to maintain and improve various areas of the complex
  • Participating in event planning and runDisney race procurement and logistics
  • Active involvement with Premium Third Party Clients
  • Assisting with planning and execution concerning team builders and functions with Epcot Events
  • Preparing weekly communications for ESPN Wide World of Sports complex event schedules
  • Assisting in the planning, organizing and management of events in different sports at ESPN Wide World of Sports complex
  • Determining event and venue utilization

Basic QualificationsWhat you bring to this role…

  • Strong organization skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Proactive and resourceful approach

Basic Qualifications:

  • Junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in Event Planning, Sport Management or related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Current valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Operating a company vehicle is required for this role. Candidate must be willing and able to operate a company vehicle under inclement weather, including minimal lighting
  • Ability to be flexible with work schedule, including days, nights, and holidays

Preferred QualificationsPreferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in AutoCAD
  • General knowledge of operating areas at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

Company Overview The Walt Disney Company is a global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.
Additional InformationRequired Materials:

  • Résumé (outlining all of your required qualifications)
  • Cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest

To upload these documents:

  • Log into your dashboard at
  • Click the link labeled “Edit Profile Info”
  • Click on the “Attachments” Tab
  • Be sure your document is titled in this format: First Name, Last Name, Type (i.e. Mickey Mouse, Transcripts or Mickey Mouse Cover Letter)
  • Select document type of “Other”

If you experience any difficulty with uploading documents, please e-mail
Internship Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR have graduated from college within the past six months OR be currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Not have already completed two consecutive (spring/fall) College or Professional Internship Programs
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must have reliable transportation to get to and from work
  • Current Active Disney Cast Members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World Cast Members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland Cast Members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

Program Dates: The approximate dates of this internship are June 2018 through January 2019. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.
Housing: A limited amount of company-sponsored housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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